Send in your location requests for 2014 training schedule!

With the final few remaining places disappearing on my upcoming Autumn training events it feels like a good time to open up another opportunity for people interested in my training offerings to influence where I take my next set of events.

I am now looking to schedule events for the first half of 2014. As always, I will base my planning decisions on the locations that have sufficient levels of interest to make an event viable so I would be delighted to hear from you if you would like me to run an event in a town or city near you. I will happily accept all and any suggestions for wherever in the world you want me to visit, especially those places that might have nice beaches in warm, sunny countries.

Details of the objectives, scope and topics covered in the one-day training courses can be found on my Training page. At the moment I am focusing this next schedule on my standard one-day ‘Introduction to data visualisation’ workshops but in the new year I will be revealing details of a broader menu of different offerings.

If you would be interested attending one of my training courses please send me an email to andy@visualisingdata.com with your name and desired location. I will add you to my list and keep you posted on any schedule developments that include your location.

For info, some of the locations I’m already thinking are likely to be scheduled in early 2014 include London, Edinburgh/Glasgow, Birmingham (UK), Boston, Chicago, Texas (probably Houston), Montreal, and Frankfurt. Following the great levels of interest shown in my upcoming Australian events I am also exploring options to return down under (after May). I am also running an event in Utrecht (Netherlands), details will be published soon.

Changes in British social attitudes visualised over 30 years

Thanks to Mel Taylor for sharing some nice work from NatCen, a leading independent social research agency, revealing the changes in British social attitudes over 30 years.

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The project presents the key findings showing how opinions have changed in Britain between 2013 and 1983, accompanying the full written report with a interactive view of five key slices of analysis. The first view, shown above, is a neat slider showing a montage of different imagery associated with some of the main topics or significant changes over the 30 years.

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As you scroll down the page you move through the 5 main topics: Economy, Welfare, Morality, Politics and the Environment. Each section is accompanied with two or three charts showing you the key findings as well as offering interactive filters, milestone hovers and the option to download the data yourself.

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If you want to read more about this project visit the NatCen project page.

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Essential Resources: Tools for collecting and handling data

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Essential Resources: Specialist, illustration and other useful resources

The contents of this post are now published on the interactive Resources page

Essential Resources: Web-based visualisation tools

The contents of this post are now published on the interactive Resources page

Essential Resources: Mapping applications, frameworks and libraries

The contents of this post are now published on the interactive Resources page

Essential Resources: Multivariate, network and qualitative visualisations

The contents of this post are now published on the interactive Resources page

Essential Resources: Programming languages, toolkits and libraries

The contents of this post are now published on the interactive Resources page

Essential Resources: Charting, analysis and exploratory tools

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Updated! Essential collection of visualisation resources

**The collection of tools and resources are now published on the interactive Resources page**

After what seems like an age since I started working on it, I have finally found the time to update my essential collection of visualisation resources, which was last published in 2011. Amongst this collection are some of the most important, effective, useful and practical data visualisation resources for creating and publishing visualisations, working with colour, handling data, places to obtain data, as well as some of the most influential books and a curated list of educational programmes/qualifications in data visualisation.

This latest major update has been specifically in relation to the visualisation tools, applications and programmes with a compilation of over 150 different options. These will be published over the next few days across 6 different categories that represent the best fit organisation based on each tools’ purpose and role. Some could arguably fall under several categories but I’ve used best judgment.

This is just the pre-launch announcement, the first updates will be published from tomorrow…

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